Trigger is when the fingers or hand almost like spasm, my fingers will suddenly snap so they are flush with the palm of my hand, and oh wow, the pain is indescribable. I found out on my own that massage the finger that is affect, and sort of force it back to position. And your hand, does it go into an unnatural position too? If so, maybe your rheumy will give you the cortisone shot in the affected areas. the first shots lasted almost 5 yrs!! When I get them, my hands and fingers dont trigger.
Hope I explained it ok. It's hard to describe. I think it is part of a flare that brings it on. When I do get it, it's when I am hurting everywhere in my body. So far, it has never affected any of my toes, thank God, I can well imagine that wud be something
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, and eager to see what your doc has to say.
A/Fib, diagnosed Aug, 1997, R/A diagnosed in Sept. 1998, Pericarditis and Lupus in Dec, 2003, Diabetes, diagnosed march, 2004
sotalol, digoxin, coumidin, plaquenil, prednisone, metformin, diamacron, wellbutrin,fenofibrate